Task lighting is supplementary lighting; it is not a primary lighting option, but helps to offset glare. Task lighting ensures that specific activities such as cooking, reading, and chopping are done with ease.
Task lighting makes use of lighting fixtures that are cost-efficient and low maintenance. Fluorescent bulbs are generally used to illuminate kitchen work surfaces; however, they come in a variety of colours, so choose them carefully. You can involve the family when selecting the colours for your lighting.
(You should note that soft white bulbs are easier on the eyes, and help prevent glare. Also, multiple lights in task centers prevent you from working in the shadows).